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Police Officer

Carlos King

New York City Transit Police Department, New York

End of Watch: Monday, December 20, 1976
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Reflections for Police Officer Carlos King

 

It was my honor to research newspapers, books and magazines and finally find your ID Card Photo and make sure your photo was put on this site. I wanted to put a face to your heroism in the Line of Duty. I did the research because you are a brother officer and no matter how many years past, you will always be remembered. Rest Easy Hero.

APO Christian Durante
NYPD: 68th Precinct Auxiliary Police Unit
February 5, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Police Officer King and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes
December 14, 2015

carlos had 125 and lex as a steady post 4-12. mike di Sanza had it 8a-4p. chris kelly had it 6p-2a and harry McCormick had it midnight to 8 am. ALL were picked by then capt dunlap. that was a very high honor. that was the top spot in east harlem and these were known as some of the best COLLAR guys on the job.They were all known as tremendous guys when it came to armed robbery and honicide arrests. CARLOS KING was a wonderful friend to all. We taught ,learned ,laughed , and cried together. 125thst and Lex was dist. # 2. IT was harlem and we loved our town. What a joy it was to know CARLOS KING. the GUY was pure love. Just ask anybody from the 60's and 70's. It was his town. He loved it.

PO CHRIS KELLY 1974-76
fellow police officer-TPD - NYC
March 15, 2014

I would really like to know more about this case and whether the killer was ever caught and convicted. Carlos was a brave guy and doing two tough jobs in order to provide for his family makes him all the mote special. Anyone with any information would br appreciated.

Steve
Met Police London
October 24, 2013

IN HONORE CASORUM
Gone, but not forgotten.
Continue to keep watch on all of us from your platform in the sky.

Sgt. T. J. Jones
Greater Cleveland Transit Police Department
September 13, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 35th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 20, 2011

Officer King - I have chosen to leave a reflection for you as you were taken from your family, friends, and partners on the very day I started my career. I have had my up and down moments while in uniform, but for the last 26+ years I've never been ashamed of any actions I've taken while wearing a badge. I owe you and all my fallen brothers and sisters that much. Thank you for your service to the people of NYC and the state of NY. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. LAPD)
March 21, 2011

CARLOS
I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU SMILING AND LAUGHING. I LEARNED A LOT FROM YOU WHEN I WAS A DUMB ROOKIE.

REST IN PEACE BROTHER

PTL MICHAEL CLINCH #2724
NYCTPD DIST 2
April 10, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
January 2, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service and your work ethic.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH
December 11, 2007

31 YEARS AGO YOU LEFT US, 31 YEARS LATER, YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN. A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.
May 25, 2007

30 years to the day, my friend. Thank you for your sacrifice.

RIP, Brother.

R/Ofc. RB
Pinckney (MI) PD
December 20, 2006

Patrolman King, today marks the 30th anniversary of your murder. We can only hope that your murderer faced justice, if not in this life, then in the next. Though you were killed while moonlighting as a cab driver, you acted as a cop. You are a hero.

The New York City Transit Authority Police Department may be a part of history, but that agency and you brave men and women who served in its ranks are NOT forgotten.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.
December 20, 2006

God bless you and keep you always.

DE
St. Louis City Police
January 11, 2005

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies....

Rest in peace, hero.


December 20, 2004

Your memory will always be carried on with the dignity and respect for their is no greater love than to sacrifice one's life for your fellow brothers and sisters. The members of the NYC Transit Police Memorial Lodge #317 are proud and honored to call you one of our own.

Sgt. Michael Fanning
NYCTPD

 
 

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